5 missing US Marines declared dead after plane crash off the coast of Japan

The US Marine Corps called off its search for five missing Marines on Monday, after a F/A-18 Hornet fighter and C-130 Hercules cargo plane collided during a refueling exercise near Japan. The service members’ next-of-kin have been notified. The Marine Corps pointed to the missing KC-130’s flight data and cockpit voice recorders, and said it […]

Sony and Rhapsody prep an audiophile streaming service for Japan

It’s notoriously difficult for streaming music services to get a foothold in Japan — this is a country where CDs still reign (72 percent of music revenue was for physical media in 2017). All the same, Sony and Rhapsody are giving it a shot. They’re launching Japan’s first audiophile-grade streaming music service, Mora Qualitas, in […]

Get new manga when Japan does with Shonen Jump’s subscription service

Shonen Jump, one of the most beloved and longest-running manga magazines on Earth is once again reinventing itself. First printed in 1968, the publication has hosted its American localization as an online magazine since 2012 and, come December 17th, will offer a subscription service delivering the latest chapters from popular series the same that that […]

2 Marine Corps aircraft were involved in a ‘mishap’ over Japan, and a search-and-rescue operation is underway

US Air National Guard/Senior Master Sgt. Roger Parsons Search-and-rescue operations are underway for two US Marine Corps aircraft involved in a “mishap” off the coast of Japan. An F/A-18 fighter and a KC-130 cargo plane taking part in a aerial refueling exercise reportedly collided and crashed. Two crew members have been found so far. Search-and-rescue […]

France to retire 14 nuclear reactors while Japan restarts 5 of its reactors

Enlarge / Smoke rises from the cooling towers of the nuclear plant of Dampierre-en-Burly near Orleans, central France, on October 23, 2018. (credit: GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images) In a speech this week, French President Emmanuel Macron talked about the country’s future plans for nuclear power, saying France would retire 14 nuclear reactors but on a slower […]

A life-size, moving Gundam statue is being built in Japan

If you happen to be in Tokyo for the Olympic Games in 2020 and dig giant robots, it might be worth paying a visit to nearby Yokohama. A project called Gundam Factory Yokohama is working with the city to create a life-size, moving Gundam statue to help mark the franchise’s 40th anniversary. The project is […]

Canadian men claim World Cup speed skating bronze in Japan

Canada's men's team sprint squad captured the country's first medal at the season-opening speed skating World Cup event on Sunday in Obihiro, Japan. The team of Laurent Dubreuil, Christopher Fiola, Antoine Gelinas-Beaulieu and David La Rue finished the event third in one minute, 20.98 seconds. The Dutch took gold in 1:19.780 while Norway won silver in 1:20.790. […]

Japan Airlines Pilots Have Failed Breathalyzer Tests 19 Times in 15 Months

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